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Scope: C8 f/8; Location:
Laguna Mountains, CA; 17 June 2006; Camera: Artemis285
Exposure: 8 x 90 sec (1x1 bin) Luminance exposures with IR Block Filter, 8 x 30 sec (2x2 bin) RGB
Processing: Images were captured Artemis Capture (as FITs). Aligned/stacked in Registax
3 and saved as FITS. Luminance and Color channels were scaled and rough color balanced in
Astroart. Channels were co-registered in Astroart. Curves and Levels were applied in Photoshop to optimize object
appearance. Final LRGB combine was done in Photoshop using Luminance Layering (or
LLRGB). G2V color correction, Atmospheric Extinction correction and final touches were done in Photoshop. SGBNR was used to smooth background noise on the
Final Image size is approximately 1392x1040.
This image was a guided image. M62 is located in the constellation of Ophiuchus
- within the Milky Way, so the background stars are rich.
It is one of seven Messier Globulars in Ophiuchus. It is one of the most
irregularly shaped globular cluster - it is somewhat elongated up as seen in
this image. M62 is
located at a distance of about 22,500 light years from Earth. This image replaces an earlier image that can be
seen in the Archives here. Horizontal FOV is about
Image center is
approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 17h 01m 13s Dec: -30°06'42"